Romeo and Juliet

Exposition – Important background Information Prolouge – ‘ancient grudge’ between the Capulets and Montegues’Their quarrel is an old one, an ancient grudge’
Conflict – Produces trouble The servants brawl – sets up the stage for the climax
Complication – Increase the complexity of the conflict Romeo and Juliet fall in love – Makes the feud more complex as R and J are on opposition sides.
Climax – Drama reaches the peak Mercutio and Tybalt and Romeo fight – Set up by the conflict, “Your lives shall pay the forfeit”, the feud between the family’s has gone to extreme violence and death. Actions ruled by hatred in this scene
Suspense – the delaying of the end of the story Romeo is banished – Instead of killed, this makes it so there is a further ploy at the end of the play which drags on the drama.
Conclusion – the state of affairs at the end of the play Romeo and Juliet die – this end the violence of the play, the feud between the family’s, and the play altogether. Highlights the fact that Romeo and Juliet were just pawn pieces on a chess board, sacrificed for the greater good of the world.

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